Injuries Rd 2

Written by Chaos Theory on March 29 2022


Rory Laird (broken hand) Is expected to train fully on Tuesday night and be available for selection.

Rory Sloane (adductor soreness) “The scan showed a minor adductor issue, we will give him every chance to get up and we expect him to train on Thursday and then it will be how well he feels whether he plays on Friday night.” High Performance Manager Darren Burgess

Andrew McPherson (hamstring) is expected to return next week. “Andrew McPherson will probably miss this week’s game by about three or four days, his hamstring is coming along really well but it’s probably just a little bit short for him to play this Friday night,” High Performance Manager Darren Burgess.

Paul Seedsman (concussion) ongoing

Brisbane : 

Keidean Coleman (Hamstring) 3-4 weeks. Taking part in skill work. Chris Fagan said he was “ahead of schedule” in his return, but would give no specifics other than to say he wouldn’t be rushed.

 Eric Hipwood (knee)  6 weeks


Oscar McDonald (back)  experienced a back spasm during Thursday night’s game, he will miss Round 3 and will be further assessed next week.

Jack Martin (AFL Health and Safety Protocols) and Adam Cerra (AFL Health and Safety Protocols) Expected to play round 3.

Sam Philp (ribs) will be a test to play this weekend. He will complete his training program throughout the week: his availability is to be confirmed on Friday.

Jack Carroll (knee) his most likely to miss this weekend with knee soreness: at this stage, he is expected to return the following week.

Liam Stocker (ankle) has completed his reconditioning block and will be available to play in the VFL on Sunday.

David Cuningham (knee) Currently in a performance conditioning block prior to his return to skills training. When he has completed the required workload over the coming month, he will look to integrate back into the skills program.

Ed Curnow (knee) Sustained a medial ligament injury from a tackle in the VFL practice match. No surgery is required, but he is expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks.

Josh Honey (knee) Has returned to full training and is progressing well. He needs a solid training block over the next three weeks, with his availability to play to be assessed after that.

Caleb Marchbank (knee) Has returned to the skills program: needs a good block of skills conditioning before his return to play. That training block will be his focus for the next month, with his timeline to return to play to be assessed after that.


Taylor Adams ( migraine) finished Saturday’s game on the bench with a migraine but trained fully on Tuesday and will be fine for round 3.

Beau McCreery (hip soreness) Scans revealed a hip flexor tear that should rule him out for at least three weeks.

Nathan Kreuger (shoulder) Subluxation from Saturday’s game will result in 4- 6 weeks of recovery.

Isaac Chugg ( Abdominals) to be decided.

Nathan Murphy (ankle) 4-8 weeks

 Jordan Roughead (shoulder) 2-4 weeks


 Zach Merrett (sydesmosis) “We will look at surgery as an option for Zach but it is likely he will miss around six to eight weeks. Josh Mahoney

Nik Cox (ankle)  “Nik’s injury isn’t as severe so we will assess his recovery this week and give him the best chance to get up for our match against Melbourne.” Josh Mahoney

Dylan Shiel (side strain) “Not a long term thing. He’ll have to get through training and we’ll go from there.” Ben Rutten

head of HP Sean Murphy: “Hopefully Shiel can get through training tomorrow, and we’ll see what his availability is for Friday night.”

Nik Martin (Health and Safety Protocols) Likely available Rd 3. head of HP Sean Murphy: “(Martin) hasn’t missed a beat, he’ll come back to training on wednesday and put his name up for selection on friday.”

Zach Reid (foot) VFL return this week with limited time.

Will Snelling (calf) increasing workloads.

Harris Jones (calf) increasing workloads.

Michael Hurley (hip) to be determined.

Kyle Langford (hamstring) 8-10 weeks

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (personal) TBC


Eric Benning (lower leg) TBA

Brennan Cox H&S protocols TBA

Sean Darcy (ankle) Test.

Nat Fyfe (back) 6 weeks

Matthew Johnson (ankle) TBA

David Mundy H&S protocols TBA

 Josh Treacy (ankle) 1-3 weeks. Ankle injury playing for Peel and won’t be available for the derby

Nathan Wilson (shoulder) test

Matt Taberner (hamstring) test.


Sam De Koning (concussion) Available

Toby Conway (hip) TBA

Flynn Kroeger (hip) TBA

 Sam Menegola (knee) test.

Gary Rohan (Back and hip) TBC

Sam Simpson (concussion)  TBC

James Willis (knee) TBC

Mark O’Connor is available for senior selection after returning from a knee issue in the VFL on the weekend.

Jon Ceglar (knee surgery) made a return in the VFL against Essendon last weekend.

Gold Coast:

Jack Bowes (shoulder) 6 weeks

Charlie Constable (groin) test. Expected to play VFL.

 Ben King (knee) season

Izak Rankine (Corked quad) test. Needs to complete Thursday’s main session to be considered for selection but is expected to be available

 Bodhi Uwland (back)  Indefinite

 Lachie Weller ( health and safety protocols) TBA


Jack Buckley (knee) 8-12 weeks

Brent Daniels (foot) 5-7 weeks

Phil Davis (hamstring) 12 weeks

Toby Greene ( Suspension) round 6.

Jacob Hopper (knee soreness) one week.

Daniel Lloyd (shoulder) 8-10 weeks.

Conor Stone (hamstring) 3-5 weeks.

Zach Sproule (shoulder) 5 weeks.


Lachie Bramble (foot) TBC

Connor Downie (hamstring)  0ne week.

Chad Wingard (hamstring) Test

Jarman Impey (foot/ankle) returns via VFL this weekend.


Jake Lever (plantar fascia foot injury) Looking at round 4. “The medical team and high performance team have taken an approach where we just need to make sure he’s 100 per cent right to go and that’s been supported by the coaching group.” Simon Goodwin.

Michael Hibberd (calf) Round 4.

Harrison Petty (calf) 2-3 weeks

Christian Salem (knee)  5-7 weeks

Daniel Turner (foot)  3-5 weeks

Kade Chandler (abdominal issue) made his return through the VFL last week.

North Melbourne :

Luke Davies Uniacke (concussion) “He’s in the 12 day protocols so unfortunately he’ll miss this weekend,””His symptoms have been pretty good since the weekend, so unless there are any hiccups we expect he’ll play Round 4 against the Swans

Tarryn Thomas (ribs) Out for 4-8 weeks with internal bruising but no broken ribs.

Will Phillips (glandular fever) Recovering well and able to increase his training loads this week as he prepares for a return ASAP. “At the moment he’s feeling good so we’ll increase his loads this week and be guided by how he’s feeling. Hopefully he’ll be back within the next couple of weeks.” General Manager of Football Performance Dan McPherson

Ben McKay (concussion) “He’ll be fine, he’s progressing really well so we expect he’ll be good to go for Saturday night,” General Manager of Football Performance Dan McPherson

Jed Anderson (condition) “He’s back into full training, but we still need to increase his loads and his fitness base before he returns to play. We’ll look to get him back to potentially play half a game in the VFL in the next couple of weeks.”General Manager of Football Performance Dan McPherson.

Matt McGuinness (foot) “He’ll most probably play half a game in the VFL this week provided he gets through training with no issues tomorrow” “He’s going well. He’s feeling good, his foot’s good and he’ll be back in this week.” General Manager of Football Performance Dan McPherson.

Atu Bosenavulagi  (concussion) test.

Ben Cunnington  (Testicular cancer) Indefinite

Phoenix Spicer (Hamstring) 2-3 weeks

Port Adelaide:

Trent McKenzie (ankle) Sprained ankle but scans cleared any serious injury and will be assessed later in the week in an effort to be cleared to face Adelaide on Friday night.

Robbie Gray (knee) and Charlie Dixon (ankle) Fitness tests.

Taj Schofield (hamstring tightness) has been cleared of injury and is expected to be available this week. Most likely SANFL.

Aliir Aliir – ankle (4-5 weeks)

Tom Clurey – knee (2-3 weeks)

Orazio Fantasia – knee (6-8 weeks)

Kane Farrell – knee (2-3 weeks)


Dustin Martin – “Same as the Thursday press conference. No clarity (on his availability). It’s a personal issue and we’ll leave it at that.”Damien Hardwick.

Thomson Dow (Knee) Test

Dylan Grimes (soreness) Test

 Kane Lambert (hip) indefinite

Dion Prestia (hamstring) one week

Jack Riewoldt (thumb) Test

Nick Vlastuin (hamstring) 1-2 weeks.

St Kilda:

Jack Billings (hamstring) 1-3 weeks

Jack Bytel (conditioning) TBC

Hunter Clark (shoulder) 3-5 weeks.

Nick Coffield (ACL) Season.

Dan Hannebery (calf) TBC

Zak Jones (Personal leave) TBC


Sam Naismith (Knee) Season.

Justin McInerney (knee) Test

 Tom Papley (hamstring) 1-2 weeks.

Chad Warner ( Health and safety protocols) Test.



#Most players in isolation won’t get out til Thursday/Friday, leaving two days to prepare for Derby.

Andrew Gaff – “Just a sore foot. I don’t think it’s anything major. Hadn’t recovered in time… I thought he’d play this week.” Adam Simpson

Josh Kennedy has cleared the AFL’s Health and Safety Protocols and was back training with the team on Tuesday at Mineral Resources Park ahead of his likely return on Sunday.

Bailey Williams – (Health and Safety Protocols)  will miss Rd. 3.

Brayden Ainsworth (knee) TBA

Oscar Allen (foot) 3-4 weeks.

Elliot Yeo (Calf) 1-2 weeks

Dom Sheed (ankle) 7 weeks

Jackson Nelson (knee) TBC

Tom Joyce (Ankle) 2-3 weeks

Campbell Chesser (ankle) Inactive

Greg Clark (shoulder) 3-5 weeks.

 Tom Cole (Ankle) Inactive

Jamie Cripps ( Pectoral)  3-4 weeks

Hugh Dixon, Brady Hough, Jamaine Jones, Zac Langdon, Nic Naitanui,  Jack Redden, Jake Waterman, Connor West, Isiah Winder and Tom Barass (All Health and Safety Protocols) TBC


Western Bulldogs:

Bailey Smith (hip) – “Bailey reported some hip soreness following the main training session and didn’t play on the weekend. Those symptoms are fully settled, and he trained today without any issue.” Chris Bell, Head of Sports Medicine.

Aaron Naughton (calf) sustained a calf cork in a marking contest against Carlton. Naughton suffered some bleeding in the calf and a decision on his availability will be made in the next 24 hours.

Hayden Crozier (fainting) 

“Just after the half time break when the players were due to run out on the weekend, Hayden Crozier had a fainting episode,”

“This is very unusual for Hayden. We are working through a series of tests to exclude any serious contributing factors.”

“Once we get those test results this week, we will determine his availability to play.”

Head of Sports Medicine, Chris Bell

Jason Johannisen (calf) – 2-3 weeks. Increasing workloads.
Josh Bruce (knee) – 4-5 months
Toby McLean (knee) – 4-5 months
Sam Darcy (foot) – Indefinite



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  1. Tarryn Thomas adds another issue for the Tech team with another team starter out due to injury



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